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Western Star To Shut Kelowna Plant Two Weeks In April

March 20, 2000

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Western Star Trucks has announced an unscheduled two week shutdown at its Kelowna, BC, truck plant early in April. The company blamed a softening North American Class 8 truck market plus high dealer inventories.
Western Star assembles 31 trucks a day at Kelowna and 3 a day at its new North Charleston, SC, plant opened late last year.
Kenworth, Peterbilt, International and Volvo have also announced shutdowns and production cutbacks.

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